A Southern Crimes Mystery by Lisa Harris
Review: A student holds a teacher and his classmates hostage for $250,000, the same amount a drug cartel is demanding of him in exchange for his own mother and brother, in Fatal Exchange, the second book in the Southern Crimes series of faith-based thrillers by Lisa Harris.
Emily Hunt comes from a family of cops, but she has decided that she wants to make a difference by teaching. Rafael Cerda is a student, a senior, where she teaches, basically a good young man but clearly one living on the edge. It therefore comes as a shock when he enters her classroom, armed, and announces that he is holding everyone hostage. The money isn't for him, but to pay off a gang that has kidnapped his family. Emily is familiar with loss; he elder brother was killed in an undercover operation, one that her family still blames on Mason Taylor, a cop who coincidentally has been mentoring Rafael. The situation in her classroom is tense, but gets worse when one of the students insists on leaving and Rafael shoots him. Emily knows Mason is working the situation from the outside, but what can she do to prevent any more of her students from getting hurt?
Fatal Exchange is a fast-paced, tension-filled mystery, filled with passionate emotions and fearful desperation. Between the crisply written action scenes there are the family dynamics at play and a touch of romance between some of the characters. A solid effort, one that readers of Christian fiction will definitely enjoy.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Fatal Exchange.
Acknowledgment: Baker Publishing Group provided a copy of Fatal Exchange for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
Revell (Trade Paperback), September 2013
ISBN-13: 9780800721909; ISBN-10: 080072190X
Revell (Trade Paperback), January 2015
ISBN-13: 9780800721923; ISBN-10: 0800721926
Location(s) referenced in Fatal Exchange: Atlanta, Georgia
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Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris — A Southern Crimes Mystery
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $14.99
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